drug addiction

Whether you’re concerned for yourself or for a loved one, understanding how addiction presents itself can help you identify the issue and take action. America’s Rehab Campus has worked with countless individuals struggling with an addiction to drugs, alcohol or both. Knowing if addiction treatment is needed can save time on seeking other help that doesn’t match the issue at hand. Here are some of the most common signs of addiction to keep an eye out for.

Drug and Alcohol Use Are a Top Priority

The drive of substance abuse when battling addiction can be impossible to ignore at times, often due to a dependence on the substance in question. Even those who started drinking or using drugs recreationally can find that they’ve unintentionally created a dependence that must be addressed before sobriety can be entertained. You may find yourself unable to think about anything else, with cravings intensifying the longer you go between usage.

Bills and Other Responsibilities Are Neglected

A side effect of having substance use at the top of your list is everything else falls to the wayside. Utility bills, medical appointments, family needs, all of it becomes white noise compared to your brain’s ability to fixate on addictive substances. Over time, your mind and body adjust to the presence of drugs or alcohol which leads to needing more of the substance to achieve the same effect as before. With more usage comes a stronger tolerance and an even deeper dependence.

Breaking this dependence leads to withdrawal symptoms that can range from uncomfortable to life-threatening. Without proper medical help through rehab and detox, the idea of withdrawals is often enough to keep addicted individuals focused only on consumption rather than treatment. Thankfully, advances in medical detox have made the process easier and more comfortable than ever, taking what many saw as the hardest part of rehab and turning it into the smoothest.

Don’t Be Afraid To Ask For Help

There’s no denying that addiction has become a multi-generational problem that has only recently gotten the attention it needs. With more resources available for those battling addiction, it’s never been a better time to start your recovery. Rehab programs at ARC take into account your unique life goals and addiction concerns to create a bespoke treatment plan that aligns with you medically, personally and spiritually. We equip our guests with the tools needed to maintain their sobriety solo, with a network of relapse specialists standing by to help during difficult times.

For any questions on treatment, or to get started on intake, take a moment to reach out to the ARC team today.